Call for Nominations for the Expert Panel on ‘Early Learning and Child Care’ launched

The Government of Canada is creating the Expert Panel on Early Learning and Child Care to support the development and implementation of the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework and the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework. For Canadian families, high-quality, affordable child care is more than a convenience—it’s a necessity. The Government of Canada is ensuring that every child gets the best possible start in life. The Honourable Minister of Families, Children and … [Read more...]

Government announces £22 Million for Domestic Abuse Survivors in UK

Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler MP has announced £22 million for more than 25,000 domestic abuse survivors across UK to rebuild their lives. Over 60 projects in England will be supported by the funding over the next 2 years – ensuring thousands of survivors have access to the help they need, when they need it. The money will provide over 2,200 new beds in refuges and other safe accommodation, access to education, and tailored employment and life skills guidance as survivors move towards … [Read more...]

IKEA Foundation donates €4 Million through ‘HOME Project’ for 100 unaccompanied Refugee Children in Greece

An international humanitarian non-profit organization, the 'HOME Project' has received a €4 million donation from the IKEA Foundation to support an additional 100 unaccompanied refugee children with housing, psychosocial, legal, educational and social integration services. The grant is part of the collective efforts of the Ascend Collaborative, a partnership of private sector organizations and foundations dedicated to improving the lives of refugees in Greece, of which the IKEA Foundation is a … [Read more...]

Development Fund raises US $1 Billion supporting Health of Women and Children Worldwide

The funding of over US $1 billion has been raised by an innovative development fund that champions women and children to support health systems across the world. 14 donors pledged hundreds of millions of dollars at a conference in Oslo, co-hosted by the governments of Norway and Burkina Faso,  to enable the Global Financing Facility (GFF) to improve the lives of women in dozens of low and middle income countries. The $1 billion, which includes £50 million (US$65) from the UK, takes the GFF … [Read more...]

ILO provides $10.8 Million in Grant to combat Child Labour in Africa

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has provided $10.8 million in grant to Uganda to combat child labour in Africa. The revelation was made at the ongoing 334th session of the Governing Body of ILO in Geneva, Switzerland. The Minister of Gender Labour and Social Development, Ms Janat Mukwaya is currently attending the session that started on 25th October and ends on 8th November 2018. Other members of the delegation include Mr Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of … [Read more...]

Nigeria praises World Bank for boosting Education Sector with $611 Million Grant

The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu has praised World Bank at the launch of Better Education Service Delivery For All (BESDA) for boosting the education sector with a grant of 611 million Dollars to strengthen Universal Basic Education and tackle challenges in the sector. The minister, who was represented by the Vice Chancellor, Federal University Birnin Kebbi, Prof. Bello Sheahu said, "The government was grateful to the bank for the grant. We thank the World Bank for initiating BESDA … [Read more...]

Wyss Foundation launches Campaign to protect Planet by 2030

The Wyss Foundation announced has announced the launch of an unprecedented $1 billion campaign to help rapidly expand the proportion of the Earth's lands and oceans that are conserved so current and future generations can drink clean water, breathe clean air, and experience the wonders of the natural world. The goal of the effort, called the Wyss Campaign for Nature, is to help nations conserve 30 percent of the planet in a natural state by the year 2030 by creating and expanding protected … [Read more...]

NGO urges Government to provide Better Living Conditions for Women and Children

An NGO, 'Advocacy for Development, Health and Environmental Sustainability' has urged the government and other policy makers to fulfil their promises to eradicate poverty. Mr Adah Shem, Executive Director of the organisation, made the plea during an Awareness Campaign on Psycho-Social, Maternal Healthcare Assistance Programme (PMH) held in Abuja. The PMH programme is an initiative of the Advocacy for Support of Community Needs and Development Initiatives, an NGO, meant to provide indigent … [Read more...]

Worldwide Organisations join hands to implement Childcare Support

Members of the World Group and thirty organisations from across the world including the ILO, UNICEF, Goldman Sachs, and Bright Horizons have come together under an initiative led by International Finance Corporation  to develop guidelines for companies to implement childcare support. IFC’s focus on removing barriers, including lack of childcare, for greater access to more and better jobs for both women and men is embedded in the World Bank Group’s gender strategy and IFC’s vision of creating … [Read more...]

ICMEC receives $40,000 Grant to provide Investigative Training for Child Protection in India

Google has awarded $40,000 grant to the 'International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children' (ICMEC) to provide technology tools and investigative training for child protection in India. This training is instrumental as Kerala Police establish their first stand-alone law enforcement unit to effectively combat online child sexual abuse and exploitation. Inspector General of Police in Kerala State, India, IPS Manoj Abraham said, "This is an exciting opportunity to share experiences, learn … [Read more...]